We've talked about the least trusted restaurant chain in America, now let's see what a recent study says is the most trusted in the country.

Indiana has a lot of great restaurants that have been open for years. These restaurants have become staples in that area where people must go whenever they are in town. They are restaurants that can even become bucket-list places to dine at. Whether it be comfort food, burgers, fried chicken, seafood, Italian, Mexican, steakhouses, or any other type of restaurant, there are certain places that stand out among the rest.

Then you have your go-to fast food restaurants. As you know, there are so many to choose from here in Indiana. Burgers, tacos, pizza, and other sandwiches at these fast food chains in the state are the perfect meal when you're in a rush.

Fast food items like hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and pizza

That being said, not all fast-food chains are created equal, right? Some are definitely better than others and there are quite a few that you downright avoid. Last week, we discovered the least trusted chain restaurant in the United States has 45 locations in Indiana.  Clarify Capital discovered that the least trusted chain restaurant in America is Panera Bread.

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What Makes A Brand Trustworthy

This question was asked in the survey and the most popular responses included:

  • Delivers on promises (36%).
  • They ask for honest reviews and feedback (36%).
  • Pricing transparency (35%).
  • Builds relationships with consumers (34%).
  • Consistent performance (33%).
  • Listens to and acts on feedback (31%).
  • Employee treatment transparency (30%).
  • Provides behind-the-scenes info about processes (29%).
  • Easy to use website (29%).
  • Pays employees well (28%).

So, if that is the least trusted, which chain restaurant is the most trusted in America?

This is the Most Trusted Restaurant Chain in America

According to Clarify Capital, the most trusted chain restaurant in America has 201 locations in Indiana. The study says that Pizza Hut is the most trusted restaurant chain in America. When Americans were asked if the pizza chain was trusted, 40% answered yes, which put them in first place, just ahead of KFC at 39% and Mcdonald's at 37%.

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I have to admit that every time I have ordered Pizza Hut, it's always been consistent. Especially when it comes to their breadsticks. Those are by far my favorite breadsticks that any pizza chain has. You can learn more about that and more by clicking here.

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